Photographer Dean Stockings just published his first photographic book, 'Sofa So Naked'. Photographed between 2004 and 2005, 'Sofa So Naked' is a departure from Stockings's usual colorful, kitsch and often camp studio shoots which he has become known for the world over.
Each of the models in the book appears naked on their own sofa (full frontal included, next page NSFW), in their own home, with just one prop of their choice. Models are as exposed or covered as they choose, depending on their modesty and the size of their prop. The prop is chosen by the model to reflect their personality, whether related to their work, a hobby or perhaps it's a favorite possession. Each portrait is accompanied by a questionnaire filled in by the model and reproduced in the book exactly as they returned it, including doodles, lipstick and coffee stains. The questionnaires are equally as revealing as the naked portrait.
'Sofa So Naked' is a snap shot of the society we live in. Peeping into the living rooms and lives of a cross section of our community, from students to celebrities, young to old. From clashing patterns on carpets and curtains in the English countryside, to sleek minimalist apartments in NYC, the viewer soon becomes more interested in the models surroundings than in the naked body on display.